The Wordtracker Academy

Blogging is big business. A growing number of people are now making a living from blogging. Thousands of businesses have realized that the direct customer contact blogging provides can be a real money spinner. Blogs - and the content they contain - can also be an effective way of improving your site's search engine optimization

For your blog to be successful, you've got to do your keyword research and optimize your posts. Use our free SEO Blogger to help you find the best keywords. Follow the tips in our special blogging section and you'll see your audience expand.

You can find out how to set up a blog that attracts traffic & sales in our Blogging for Business. book.

Chris Garrett

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How to set up a WordPress website

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If you’re looking to set up a new business in 2013, it’s essential that you choose an effective content management system, one that makes publishing simple. There are many online publishing platforms to choose from. But, if you’re intending to run a successful business, or create a blog that makes money, then WordPress is almost certainly your best solution.

You can optimize your WordPress blog, it's easy!

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There are over 53 million WordPress blogs out there and that doesn't even include those not hosted on WordPress.com. So how do you make yours stand out from the rest and attract a greater share of the traffic? One way to do that is to optimize your blog. And even if you're not a coder, you can do this. Read on to find out how ...

How to make your blog brilliant

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Writing a blog is a great way of attracting readers, building up brand loyalty and getting much-needed links to your site. But writing content that’s relevant and useful (and actually read) can be tricky and time-consuming. Luckily, our guest blogger, Hilary Pullen, explains how you can make your blog sizzle.

How to write a guest post that will dazzle any A-list blogger

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Guest posting is all the rage right now. From getting visibility to getting links everyone knows that guest posting can’t be beaten. But just jumping on the bandwagon will not get you the results you need. Because of the popularity of guest posting the bar has been raised … but I’m about to help you get over that bar. The following five tips will help you create a guest post that will dazzle any A-list blogger … and get you the attention and traffic you deserve.

How to be a successful guest blogger

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Guest blogging is receiving a lot of internet marketing buzz at the moment. Pro bloggers are regularly publishing new articles giving guest blogging advice. However this doesn't necessarily make the newbie's job easier as the information is scattered around the web. Worse, at least 80% of posts you read just share how great it is and why you need to try as well.

How a Link Building Hero uses a blog to build links, make a living and take lots of holidays

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Andreas Kambanis of the London Cyclist blog didn’t start as a blogging or a cycling expert. But hard and smart work have turned his cycling blog into his main source of income. Andreas is the first subject of a new series of Link Building Heroes and Ken McGaffin, co-author of Wordtracker Masterclass: Link Building - How to build links to your website for SEO, traffic and response discovers how Andreas uses quality blog content to build links for SEO and an email list for marketing.

SEO made simple with the SEO Blogger Firefox addon

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Calling all you bloggers! Wordtracker have launched a fantastic new tool that will see bloggers writing fully optimized posts without having to leave the page. Andy Mindel (picture left) talks to Rachelle Money about how he came up with SEO Blogger and how it will benefit the blogosphere.

Writing kick-ass website sales copy

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Some people think writing sales copy for the web is exactly the same as writing for print. Many make the simple mistake of copying and pasting their print-based marketing messages onto their websites, and then scratch their heads wondering why their conversion rates are poor. Wordtracker has teamed up with Nick Usborne, a leading authority on the subject of writing for the web, in a new e-book which shows you how to make the transition from writing print sales copy to online copy and stay one step ahead of your competitors.

How to Twitter

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Twitter is a powerful (micro)blogging site you can use to spread your message around the globe.

How to use a tool to build links: Introducing the keyword questions tool

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Creating a useful free tool is a great way to build [links](/academy/linking). To illustrate the point, we’re releasing the free ‘Keyword Questions’ tool for the first time today. We’ll be starting with no links and we’ll update you on how our inbound links are doing. (If you like the tool please link to it). You’ll find it at [Wordtracker Keyword Questions Tool](https://freekeywords.wordtracker.com/keyword-questions/).

Chris Garrett Q&A

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Chris Garrett is a professional blogger and co-author of the recently published ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income. Wordtracker's journalist Rachelle Money caught up with Garrett to pick his brains on how to crack the mini industry of blogging.

Online Journalism: An introduction to the blog

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In journalism, the question of how print reconciles itself with the challenges online news has brought is a hotly debated topic. In our new blog on online journalism we will be joining the conversation and looking at what newspapers are doing to grab online readers, but first here's an introduction to what you can expect from the blog.